Calling all Therapy Professionals and SNF management! Interdisciplinary rehabilitation of complex patients in a value-based payment environment. Back for a fourth year, AHCA and NASL bring you this important half-day session featuring the most current information on achieving outcomes and managing costs for the most complex patients. This targeted event will focus on interdisciplinary approaches to assess the rehabilitation potential of complex patients, strategies to more effectively restore function for those with restoration potential, and strategies to transition to skilled and non-skilled maintenance programs for individuals when functional improvement is no longer a realistic outcome.
Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation of Individuals with Cognitive Impairments:
When to Push and When to Maintain
Over the past several years, America’s nursing facilities have seen a dramatic increase in the proportion of short- and long-stay residents that present with cognitive impairments. Individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias affecting cognition are often able to return home safely at the end of a SNF stay for rehabilitation, while others may not recover sufficiently and will require long term care.
This presentation will review different types of cognitive impairments commonly seen in SNF residents and how treatment approach decisions may vary depending on the progression of the cognitive impairment. The presenters will also share examples of specific treatment approaches that have improved the success of restoring lost function. They will discuss useful tools and strategies for identifying when further functional improvement is no longer a realistic outcome, as well as when care planning should transition to support maintenance of current function and/or prevention of decline.
Approval for 4.50 CEUs has been requested.
(This session has no prerequisites and no specific educational requirements. All therapy professionalare welcome to purchase a ticket to this half-day workshop).
*This activity is jointly provided by the UNMC CON CNE (provider) and AHCA/NCAL. The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Total ANCC contact hours for this event to be determined.